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February 22, 2011 Volume 57, No. 23
 
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Signings
Special Events Sports Talks

ACADEMIC CALENDAR Index 

5

Spring Break. Through March 13.

14

Classes Resume.

21

Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions. Through April 3.


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Index 

Peanut Butter & Jams
Family-friendly, 11:30 a.m., Saturday
concert series at World Cafe Live.
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com.

5

Bill and Tammy’s Children’s World Music Express.

12

The Okee Dokee Brothers; folk music.

13

Kids Rock for Kids Benefit.

26

Moona Luna; Latin-alternatives.


Conferences Index 

17

Maoism and the State of Indian Left; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; McNeil Center (South Asia Center).

18

Historicizing Sex: A State of the Field Conference in Early Modern Gender and Sexuality Studies; 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; McNeil Center (English).

 

Foreign Trends on American Soil Symposium; RSVP: stephkao@design.upenn.edu. Through March 19 (PennDesign).

19

Silk Road Symposium: Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity; $45, $35/Museum members, free/PennCard; 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum). See Exhibits.

29

The Biology and Therapy of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE); 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Colket Translational Research Building, rm. 1200A, CHOP; register by March 18, www.med.upenn.edu/jointcenterfordighealth/retreat_register.shtml (Penn/CHOP Center for Digestive, Liver & Pancreatic Medicine).


exhibits Index 

Admission Donations and Hours

 

Amistad Gallery, W.E.B Du Bois College House; free, noon-9 p.m.; PennCard required.

 

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

 

Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Info.: www.kleinartgallery.org.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thu.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.icaphila.org.

 

International House: Hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

 

Kroiz Gallery of the Architectural Archives, Fischer Fine Arts Library, lower level: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Meyerson Hall Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Morris Arboretum: $14; $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, students; free/members and kids under 3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

 

Penn Museum: $10/adults; $7 seniors (65+); $6/children (6-17) and full-time students with ID; free/members & PennCard holders; Tues./Thur.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; visit  www.penn.museumfor extended hours.

 

The Rotunda: free; (215) 573-3234.

 

Slought Foundation: free; Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; www.slought.org.

 

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID requimeadow_green; info.: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

11

Penn Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit; photos by students studying abroad; 6 p.m.; Galleria at International House; reception: March 16, 6 p.m. Through June 3. October AT PENN Extras!

24

Sheila Hicks: 50 Years; honors the artist who has built an international reputation with two- and three-dimensional works in fiber; reception: 6 p.m.; ICA. Through August 7. October AT PENN Extras!

Now

 

Basics Trilogy: Water Food Shelter; experimental activist video group Termite TV Collective’s latest series of shows based on basic human essentials, water, food and shelter; West Gallery, International House. Through March 4.

 

A Time to Pause: Art as Healing; artists Marc Bernstein and Patricia A. Barrera; East Gallery, International House. Through March 4.

 

Houseless Beautiful; Fox Art Gallery. Through March 12.

 

Nikon Small World Exhibit; award-winning photography through the microscope; Wistar Institute. Through March 13. October AT PENN Extras!

 

Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry; architecture that demonstrates Tyng’s lifelong interest in Platonic solids; ICA. Through March 20.  October AT PENN Extras!

 

Emerging Artists—Project Space; curated by Whitney Lauder Curatorial Gellow Virginia Solomon; ICA. Through March 20.

 

Shary Boyle & Emily Duke: The Illuminations Project; ICA. Through March 20. October AT PENN Extras!

 

Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art; over 30 prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings which offer a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through April 3. October AT PENN Extras!

 

Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Tetons: Photographs by Jerry Porter; photographs of America’s National Parks; Burrison Gallery. Through April 4.  October AT PENN Extras!

 

Year of Water; collection of ancient Mesopotamian artifacts; Penn Museum. Through May.

 

Righteous Dopefiend; photographs and other media examine the experiences of homeless drug users; Penn Museum. Through May. October AT PENN Extras!

 

Water as Creator and Destroyer Special Display; ancient Mesopotamian artifacts including a famous Sumerian “flood tablet;” Penn Museum. Through May.

 

Secrets of the Silk Road; the history of the desert landscape of the Tarim Basin, located in Western China, and the mystery of the peoples who lived there; Penn Museum. Through June 5. See Conferences. October AT PENN Extras!

 

Fang! The Killing Tooth; explores the history of the vampire myth and of the “killing” canine; Penn Museum. Through July.

 

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; photographs, archaeological objects, traditional arts and family heirlooms; Penn Museum. Through July.

 

The Midwestern Experience: Ormandy in Minneapolis; exhibit on Eugene Ormandy’s life; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Fall.

 

Color, Form and Texture of Trees; photography by Jim Smith highlighting the beauty and diversity of trees; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.

 

John Cage: How to Get Started; Slought Foundation. Ongoing. 

Whenever Wednesday at ICA
Lectures, films, book signings and other events; 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

2

Conversation: On Anne Tyng.

16

Lecture: On Shary Boyle & Emily Duke by Virginia Solomon: The Illuminations Project.

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science;  Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Wednesday evening programs. Gallery tours at 5:30 p.m., followed by programs at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

9

Quizzo Night.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availabilty and topics subject to change. Info.: www.penn.museum.

6

Highlights of the Collection.

12

Archaeology: Study of the Past.

13

Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices.


films Index 

Center for East Asian Studies
Info.: (215) 573-4203

3

Shugendo Now; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Cinema Studies

2

The Many Names of Water Film Series—Ponyo; 7 p.m.; M20 Seminar room, Harrison College House.

12

Ne Change Rien; 7 p.m.; The Ibrahim Theater; International House.

16

Open Water; 7 p.m.; M20 Seminar room, Harrison College House.

20

Eclipse; 7 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge; Harrison College House.

30

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; 7 p.m.; M20 Seminar room, Harrison College House.

College Houses Film Festival

21

Day 1; 7:30 p.m.; McClelland Hall, the Quadrangle.

22

Day 2; 7:30 p.m.; Multi-purpose Room, Du Bois College House.

23

Day 3; 7:30 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House.

24

Day 4; screening of the finalists; 7:30 p.m.; Rave University City 6 Theatre.

International House
Tickets: www.ihousephilly.com

12

Ne Change Rien; French.

Latin American Film Series
Film Studies Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; 6:30 p.m.

1

El Secreto de Sus Ojos.

15

Estacion Central.

22

La Deuda.

29

Garaje Olimpo.



fitness / learning Index 

 

Cardio Fitness; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tue. & Thu.; St. Agatha-St. James Parish Hall; first class free, $8/per class, $5/students; Carolyn: (267) 251-3842.

 

New Parents @ Penn; every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; info.: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).

 

The Working Parents Association; Wednesdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: zoeb@sas.upenn.edu (PWC).

 

Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Fireside Lounge (2nd fl.), The ARCH; info.: wiedmann@upenn.edu.

 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class; for women only; session II: Wednesdays, March 16-April 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; session III: Saturdays, March 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St., Division of Public Safety; register: (215) 898-3590 (Public Safety).

31

Dodgeball Tournament; open to both individuals and teams (minimum of six players/team); noon; Pottruck Center. Info.: eherrick@upenn.edu.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777.
www.morrisarboretum.org

3

Tree Risk Assessment Course and Exam: Become a Certified Risk Assessor TRACE Training; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $595. Also March 4.

 

Landscape Design Studio; 7-9:30 p.m.; $265, $210/members. Also March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14.

5

Wellness Walks; guided walks of two miles around the Arboretum; 10:30 a.m.; free with regular admission. Also March 12, 19, 26.

 

Open Guided Tour;  2 p.m.; free with regular admission. Also March 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.

8

Advanced Tree Biology Workshop; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $150.

 

Introduction to Horticulture; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $66, $55/member. Also March 15, 22.

 

Digital Photography; 7-9 p.m.; $187, $156/members. Also March 15, 22, 29, and April 5, 7-9 p.m. March 26, 1-3 p.m.

9

Compost Based Comics: Horticultural Humor Hits the Funny Pages; 2 p.m.; 20, $18/members.

 

Design Tips for Knockout Gardens; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

10

Perennials that Thrive on ‘Neglect’; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

11

Diagnosing Tree Disorders with Detective Dendro; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $140.

12

Aromatic Oil Making Workshop; learn to make oils from herbs in the garden; 10 a.m.; $45, $39/members.

16

Birding in the Wissahickon: An Illustrated Lecture; 1 p.m.; $25, $20/members.

17

Perennial Gardening in the Shade; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

18

Environmental Trends in Design, Tree, and Lawn Care; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.

19

Birding through the Spring in the Arboretum’s Natural Areas; 8 a.m.; $75, $60/members. Also April 16, May 11.

 

Create a Spring Wreath from Silk Flowers; 10:30 a.m.; $48, $45/members.

 

Packed Parallelism: A Contemporary Interpretation; 1:30 p.m.; $50, $47/members.

23

Pruning Shrubs: Broad-Leaved and Needle-Leaved; 9 a.m.; $110. Raindate March 28.

 

Pruning for the Homeowner; 7 p.m.; $67, $56/members. Also March 26, 10 a.m.

24

Vase Arranging for Floral Stems: Section A; 10:30 a.m.; $48, $45/members. Also 6:30 a.m.

26

Early Spring Rose Care; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members. Raindate: March 27, 1 p.m.

 

Ikebana Flower Arranging; 1 p.m.; $70, $60/members. Also April 2.

30

Hellebore Workshop: Section A; 10 a.m.; $32, $26/members.

 

Designing and Building Niche Gardens; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org.

1

SLANGuage; 2:30 p.m. Also March 15, 22, 29.

 

Dana How Mentors; 5 p.m. Also March 8, 15, 22, 29.

2

Bible Study: The Word in Context; noon.  Also March 16, 23, 30.

 

Peacemaking Through the Arts; 4 p.m. Also March 16, 23 and 30, 4 p.m. and March 18 and 25, 3 p.m.

 

Open Mind for Africa Dinner: Namibia; culture, cuisine & social justice issues of Namibia; 6 p.m.

3

Wellbeing: Yoga; 5 p.m. Also March 17, 31.

14

Queer Christian Fellowship Dinner; 6:30 p.m. Also March 28.

 

Interfaith Club for Peace, Learning and Dialogue; 8 p.m. Also March 21, 28.

18

Networking Luncheon; noon. Also March 25.

21

Race and Justice Bible Study; 6 p.m. Also March 28.

23

Wellbeing: Meditation; 5 p.m.

Department of Recreation: PennFit
Pottruck Health & Fitness Center; www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html.

4

Free Body Composition Measurements; 8 a.m., noon, 5 p.m.; pre-registration required.

15

Fitness and Wellness Track Begins (7 weeks); 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays. Pre-registration required.

16

Stress Management Track Begins (6 weeks); 12:15 p.m.; Wednesdays. Pre-registration required.

 

Bonus Seminar: Muscles of the Month: Chest and Back; 5:30 p.m.

17

Healthy Eating Track Begins (6 weeks); 12:15 p.m.; Thursdays. Pre-registration required. 

18

Bonus Seminar: Intro. to Golf; 12:15 p.m.

25

Bonus Seminar: Physioball Workouts; 12:15 p.m.

HR: Learning and Education
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog.

3

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities; $75; 9 a.m.

8

Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Techniques Webinar; $40; 12:30 p.m.

 

Total Organization Webinar; $40; 2:30 p.m.

10

Global Resources Presentation; noon; free.

11

Diversity Brown Bag Matinee: Creating a Respectful Workplace; free; noon.

15

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTables Webinar; $40; 12:30 p.m.

 

Microsoft Power Point Techniques 2007 Webinar; $40; 2:30 p.m.

16

Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; $75; 9 a.m.

18

Empowerment and Accountability: An Equation of Success; $50; 9 a.m.

22

Effective Meetings; $40; 12:30 p.m.

23

Brown Bag Matinee: Inside Information; free; noon.

24

Words at Work; $75; 9 a.m.; Also March 29, 31.

30

Career Focus Brown Bag: Developing Your Professional Presence; free; noon.

HR: Quality of Worklife
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog.

2

Elder Care 101; noon; free.

9

Chair Yoga; noon; free.

15

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): What Can You Do?; free; noon.

ISC Technology Training Services
ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. RSVP: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training.

1

PowerPoint 2007 Introduction; $190.

2

Word 2007 Introduction; $190.

3

Excel 2007 Introduction; $190.

4

PowerPoint 2010 Introduction; $190.

7

Moving to Microsoft Office 2010; $200.

8

Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction; $448; two days.

10

Windows 7: Transition from Windows XP; $190; half day.

14

Dreamweaver CS4: Introduction; $570; two days.

16

Excel 2010 Introduction; $190.

18

Word 2007 Advanced; $190.

21

FileMaker Pro 10 Introduction; $300.

22

Access 2007 Introduction; $357; two days.

24

Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginner; $380.

25

Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Advanced; $380.

28

Excel 2007 Intermediate; $190.

 

Excel 2010 Introduction; $190.

30

Excel 2007 Advanced; $190.

31

Word 2007 Intermediate; $190.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops.

2

Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 10:30 a.m.

16

Microsoft Excel: Basics; 11 a.m.

 

From Assignments to References: Staying on Top of Your Reading; 5 p.m.

17

Zotero; noon.

18

Test Drive—Gadgets: FaceTime; 11 a.m.

 

Test Drive—Gadgets: iPad; noon.

22

RefWorks; 1 p.m.

23

Microsoft Excel: Charts; 11 a.m.

30

From Assignments to References: Get to the Point! Effective Use of PowerPoint; 5 p.m.

31

Technically Speaking Series: Visual Designs with PowerPoint; 4:30 p.m.

Liberal and Professional Studies
Events at 3440 Market St., Suite 100, Info.: www.pennlps.org.

2

Walk-In Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m. Also March 9, 16, 23, 30.

3

Summer Sessions Penn Employee Luncheon; noon; Classroom C.

10

Master of Liberal Arts Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; Classroom C.


Meetings Index 

2

University Council Open Forum; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu

8

PPSA Open Board Meeting; open to monthly paid exempt university staff; noon-1 p.m.; rm. 302, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: http://penn-ppsa.org/

17

WPPSA General Meeting; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall; all weekly paid employees welcome; info.: www.upenn.edu/wpsa

23

WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; WXPN; RSVP: (215) 898-0628

30 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu

music Index 

 

Penn Improvisational Jazz Workshop; open jazz jam for musicians of all abilities; Sundays, 4-6 p.m.; rm. 413, Fisher Bennett Hall; Info.: pijw@law.upenn.edu.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

18

Ladysmith Black Mambazo; South African influences with Christian gospel music; 8 p.m.; $20-$50; Zellerbach Theatre.

19

Altan; traditional Irish music; 8 p.m.; $20-$45; Zellerbach Theatre.

22

Ella the Musical; Ella Fitzgerald’s life; 7:30 p.m.; $20-$50; dinner music package available for Penne Restaurant, 6 p.m., $50; Zellerbach Theatre. Also March 23, 24 at 7 p.m.; March 24, 26, 27 at 2 p.m.; March 25, 26 at 8 p.m.

Music Department

22

Students of the Music 10 Program Perform Solo; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

29

Maria Bachmann; Penn Contemporary Music; 8 p.m.; $5, free with PennCard; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. See www.worldcafelive.com for a complete listing.
WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; Fridays at noon; RSVP: http://xpn.org/concerts-events/free-at-noon.

ON STAGE Index 

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

3

Pilobolus Dance Theater; 7:30 p.m.; $34-$58; Zellerbach Theatre. Also March 4, 5 at 8 p.m., March 5, 6 at 2 p.m.

12

Merge: An Evening of Short Works; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $12.


Readings/signings Index 

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Café unless otherwise noted. RSVP to wh@writing.upenn.edu where noted.

1

Reading by Jay Kirk; non-fiction writer; 6 p.m.

2

Feminism Presents Karen Finley; contemporary performing artist; 6 p.m.

3

Whenever We Feel Like It Present Elizabeth Robinson and Rachel Blau DuPlessis; 8 p.m.

14

Johanna Drucker: A Conversation about Aesthetics and Materiality; 6:30 p.m.

15

Oulipolooza; readings about the Oulipo, a group of experimental French poets; 6 p.m.

16

A Lunch Talk with David Bianculli; noon; RSVP.

 

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.

21

A Reading by Edward Albee; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP.

22

A Brunch Conversation with Edward Albee; 10 a.m.; RSVP.

23

A Reading by Novelist Karen Russell; 6 p.m.

24

A Reading and Discussion with Vanessa Place; 6 p.m.

28

LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

29

A Lunch Program with Michael Sokolove; noon; RSVP.

 

A Poetry Reading by Ari Banias and Lynn Xu; 6 p.m.

30

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.

31

A Poetry Reading by Derek Beaulieu; 6 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore

1

Stumbling Into Infinity: A Spiritual Journey; Michael Fischman; 6:30 p.m.

3

A**holeology The Cheat Sheet: The Science Behind Getting Your Way-And Getting Away With It.; Chris Illuminati; 7 p.m.;

5

Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive Holistic Approach; Dr. Naheed Ali; 1 p.m.

15

Chick Lit & Postfeminism; Steph Harzewski; 6 p.m. (co-sponsor: PWC).

21

The Washington Haggadah; David Stern; 6 p.m.

22

Selling the Fountain of Youth; Arlene Weintraub; 6 p.m.

24

Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance; Jim McGann; 6 p.m.

30

Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella; Neil Lanctot; 6 p.m.


special events Index 

4

Reclamation, Reflection, & Recognition: Women of Color at Penn 24th Annual Awards Luncheon; noon; Benjamin Franklin Ballroom, University City Sheraton Hotel; $45; info.: sacksith@upenn.edu by February 24 at 5 p.m. (WOCAP).

 

Arts for the Cause; Benefit concert for victims of the fire at 48th Street; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda; $10/door, free/fire victims; RSVP: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156996(Rotunda).

16

Grad Fair; cap & gown pick-up, diploma frames, class rings, Penn merchandise and paraphernalia; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Bookstore. Through March 18.

 

International Women’s Day 2011; a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women; 7 p.m.; International House. RSVP: shown@sas.upenn.edu(South Asia Center).

20

Walk for Water for Haiti; 9-11 a.m.; for info. or to volunteer, contact: sara.holland@uphs.upenn.edu(Nursing).

26

Along the Silk Road Culture Day; part of PECO World Culture Days; free with Museum admission; 11 a.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).


Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

1

(M) Lacrosse vs. Bucknell; 7:30 p.m.

2

(W) Tennis vs. Binghamton; 4 p.m.

4

(W) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.

 

(M) Lacrosse vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.

 

Gymnastics vs. Towson; 7 p.m.

5

(W) Lacrosse vs. North Carolina; noon.

 

(W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

8

(W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 4:30 p.m.

 

(M) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

12

(M) Heavyweight Rowing; Class Day Races; time TBA.

13

Gymnastics vs. Cal, Temple, Southern Connecticut; 2 p.m.

16

Softball vs. Saint Joseph’s; 2:30 p.m.

18

Softball vs. Syracuse; 2 p.m.

 

(W) Tennis vs. Georgetown; 2 p.m.

19

(W) Rowing vs. Duke; time TBA.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Yale; noon.

 

(W) Rowing vs. Georgetown; time TBA.

 

(M) Lacrosse vs. Princeton; 3 p.m.

23

Softball vs. Lehigh; 2:30 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Villanova; 3 p.m.

26

(M) Track; Big 5 Invitational; all day.

 

(W) Tennis vs. Princeton; noon.

 

Softball vs. Rider; 1 p.m.

27

Baseball vs. Lafayette; noon.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.

29

Baseball vs. La Salle; Liberty Bell Classic; 3 p.m.


Talks Index 


1

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Seminar; Kyung-Suk Kim, Brown University; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

 

The Twenty-First Century Metropolis: Making Urban Futures; Ananya Roy, University of California, Berkeley; 5 p.m.; G17, Claudia Cohen Hall (Urban Studies).

 

Giacomo Leopardi Between Literature and Politics; Alessandra Mirra, Italian studies; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

2

A Home for the ‘Therapeutic Orphan:’ The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Federal Drug Policy for Children, 1933-1979; 12:15 p.m.; rm. 2019, Claire Fagin Hall (History and Sociology of Science). 

 

Penn Museum Scholars: Gordion: Open-Air Archaeological Site as Garden, Historical Landscape as Park; Naomi Miller, anthropology; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; pay-what-you-want (Museum).

 

Osmotic Propulsion: The Osmotic Motor; John Brady, California Institute of Technology; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

 

Schools, Supermarkets, and Creative Places: A Billion Dollars and Change; Jeremy Nowak, The Reinvestment Fund; 5 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School (Institute for Law and Economics).

 

Great Adventures: Samarkand in the Age of Tamerlane; Renata Holod, history of art; 8 p.m.; Penn Museum; reception following; $5 advance registration, free with Penn Museum membership, $10 at door; register at www.penn-museum/events-calandar.html (Museum).

3

Faust in Copenhagen—A 1932 Meeting at Niels Bohr’s Institute for Theoretical Physics; Gino Segre, physics; 11:45 a.m.; University Club (PASEF).

 

Engineering Methods of Making Sense of the Function of Neural Circuits and Networks from Cell Signaling; Gabriel Silva, University of California, San Diego; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (SEAS).

 

Dynamic Activation of RNA Functions; Qi Zhang, UCLA; 2 p.m.; 251 BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Pursuing the Dream of Government Accountability—Notes from the Japan Experience; Larry Repeta, University of Washington; 3 p.m.; Tanenbaum 145, Gittis Classroom, Penn Law (CEAS).

 

Your World and Mine: Brain Research and Public Life; David Brooks, The New York Times; 4 p.m.; Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall (Center for Neuroscience & Society).

 

The Subversive Inspiration of Human Sciences and Religious Intellectuals in Iran; Ali Mirsepassi, New York University; 5 p.m.; rm. 201, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).

4

A Shifting of Goals in Archaeology: Culture, Preservation and Heritage; Richard Leventhal, anthropology; noon; classroom 2, Penn Museum (Museum).

7

Investigating the Interplay Between Replication, Transcription and DNA Repair; Robert Pomerantz, Rockefeller; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery from Concept to Clinical Application; Bert O’Malley, Jr., otorhinolaryngology; noon; University Club (ASEF).

14

Mechanical Architecture of Cell Division; Sophia Dumont, Harvard University; noon; 252 BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Decision Processes Colloquim; Uri Gneezy, University of California, San Diego; noon; rm. 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

 

Vancouver: North America’s Best Waterfront City; Larry Beasley, city planner; 6 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

16

Building Leisure and Everyday Life in a Socialist Shanghai; Xiaojue Wang, East Asian languages and civilizations; noon; rm 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

 

Preserving the Maya Past; Richard Leventhal, anthropology; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

 

Electrically Functional Soft Matter: From Precise Colloidal Assembly to Hydrogel Photovoltaics; Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

 

Artist’s Talk: Ann Hamilton; multi-media artist; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

 

Public Interest Week Honorary Fellow-in-Residence; Joan Messing Graff, Legal Aid Society; 6 p.m.; Great Hall, Gittis Classroom, Penn Law (Law).

 

Penn Science Cafe: Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century; Richard Leventhal, Penn Museum; 7 p.m.; MarBar; RSVP: (215) 573-6604.

 

Women, Water & the World—International Women’s Day 2011; 7 p.m.; International House; RSVP: railiroy@sas.upenn.edu (South Asia Center).

17

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar; Tijana Rajh, Argonnel National Lab; 10:30 a.m.; LRSM Auditorium (MSE).

 

Highlighted Topics on China and International Law; Zhaojie James Li, Bok; 12:15 p.m.; Tanenbaum 145, Gittis Classroom, Penn Law (Law; Center for East Asian Studies).

 

A Test of Syndemics Theory Among Gay Men Using Data from the MACS Cohort; Ron Stall, University of Pittsburgh; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Penn Center for AIDS Research).

 

Clever Apes, New Mysterians, Folk Psychologists, Computation Brains: Is the Mind Anything More than the Brain? Part 2; Richard Dooling, University of Nebraska; 4:30 p.m.; Gittis 213, Kushner Classroom, Penn Law School; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu(Law).

 

Nature by Design: Preservation Problems in Historic ‘Rural’ Cemeteries; Blanche Linden; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

18

Health Policy Seminar; Len Nichols, George Mason University; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: (215) 898-5611 (LDI). 

 

Seeing Skulls: Paleontology, Animality, and Fin-de-Siècle Crime Fiction; Andrea Goulet, romance languages; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

21

Biochemical Characterization of the Yeast Sgsl Helicase: From DNA End Resection to Processing of Recombination Intermediates; Petr Cejka, University of California, Davis; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Decision Processes Colloquim; Leif Nelson, University of California, Berkeley; noon; rm. 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

 

The Neurology of Regicide: A Jacobin Science of the Body Politic; Cathy Gere, University of California, San Diego; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

22

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Seminar; Timothy Healey, Cornell University; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

 

The Oldest Old: 95 is the New 65; Claudia Kawas, University of California, Irvine; 2:30 p.m.; BRB II/III Auditorium; register: aging@mail.med.upenn.edu  (Institute on Aging).

 

The Death of Utilitarian Neurology and the Rebirth of Autonomy, 1973 to 1978; Cathy Gere, University of California-San Diego; 5 p.m.; Center for Neuroscience and Society (Center for Neuroscience and Society).

23

Treasury’s Performance as Pay Tsar: Precedent or Aberration?; Kenneth Feinberg, LLP; 5 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law (Institute for Law and Economics).

 

Flesh, Fantasy, and Bandwidth: Relationships and Their Possibilities; Richard Summers, psychiatry; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP:  http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

24

“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Clinical Implications of Glial Dysregulation of Pain and Opiod Actions; Linda Watkins, University of Colorado at Boulder; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering).

 

PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series; Stan Douglas, artist; 6 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).

25

Berlusconi and the Body of Italian Women; Stefania Benini, romance languages; 1 p.m.; rm. 436, Cohen Hall (Italian Studies).

 

Designing Pictures for the Virtual and Floating World: An Illustrated Book, Its Artists, Their Publisher and His Patrons; Julie Davis, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

28

Decision Processes Colloquim; Rom Schrift, marketing; noon; rm. 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

 

Reinventing the (Stepped) Wheel: Ideational Property, Imitation and Nescience Around Enlightenment Calculating Machines; Matthew Jones, Columbia University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History and Sociology of Science).

29

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Seminar; Pedro Reis, MIT; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

 

Mathematics of Blood Clotting: Platelets, Chemistry and Flow; Aaron Fogelson, University of Utah; noon; rm. 2000, Vagelos Bldg. (CBE).

 

Africana Classical Lecture Series; Cheikh Anta Babou, history; noon; 3401 Walnut St., ste. 330A; RSVP: africana@sas.upenn.edu(Africana Studies).

 

Marvelous Writing: Textuality and Visual Culture in Late Medieval Siena; Jane Tylus, New York University; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

30

Bio-Rewind: Death and Reenactment in TORERO; Ivone Margulies, cinema studies; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar; Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Merck; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

31

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar; Song Jin, University of Wisconsin; 10:25 a.m.; LRSM Auditorium (MSE).

 

Civil Disabilities: Theory, Citizenship, and the Body; various speakers; 4 p.m.; Stiteler Hall Silverstein Forum (History and Sociology of Science).

 

PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series; Michelle Grabner, School of Art Institute of Chicago; 6 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA (Fine Arts).